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So after following the guides here, i've begun to start modding cars!
The first car I took apart was an old GT Racer whose wheels were all kinds of bent. My plan was to replace the wheels... although I soon learned that the tires I intended to place on it didn't fit... which was a bummer. So, instead of just putting it back together right away, I found a pair of needle-nose pliers and got the axel as straight as I could get it. In the end, wouldn't you know it, the car can perform again! Granted, it isn't exactly the next world champion, but it can keep up with the mid-tier cars!
After that, I learned from my mistakes and made sure to measure the wheels out better BEFORE taking the cars apart. I had an old Ferrari F40 which I love to death but it also had very bent axles and the opening rear trunk kept scrapping the tires as it drove, which stopped the car to a halt on the track. So! With the help of some JB Kwik and donated blue-line tires, I got the car working again! I feel that these wheels don't live up to the cars true potential, but its a bit too late to change them now. Still runs well though!
Heres a picture of the car:
(Forgive my horrible images, my phone does not make for a very good camera. >.>)
Lastly, I have a 68 El Camino whose engine appears to have fallen off. Instead of putting it back on, I decided that it kinda looked better without it anyway! So, I grabbed some leather and cut it into a small enough piece to place on the bed. Looks great now!
For my next project, I plan to go all out and do a complete change on a car. I have an old Zender Fact 4 which is in terrible condition that's just dying to get a new paint job and new wheels. It just so happens I have an extra set of FTE wheels from an Italia that would look just great on it too!